Ojós, from the Arabic meaning orchards sits on a grey hillside on the banks of the Segura amid fertile orchards. Ojós conserves an old-fashioned atmosphere; the town itself is small, it has kept alive many old traditions and crafts and seems to hum along to the banter of children playing in the street and the clatter of busy kitchens!
As with the rest of the Ricote valley, its history is deeply marked by the expulsion of the Moriscos in 1618, which brought about a population fall that reached crisis proportions. One of Ulea's most interesting buildings is the Mudéjar-style church of St Augustine, the town's patron. Also worth taking a look at are the mansions still displaying the heraldic crests of former noble families. Not far away is the Azud de Ojós reservoir and El Solvente, a place worth a visit for its natural beauty and streams. Ojós is also famous for its bizcocho borracho, a kind of sponge cake steeped in liqueurs.